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36.  The two types of absorption in Self do not exist.  The one who measures, the measurement and such
do not exist.  Brahman being alone, all these are naught, ever.

37.  Surely, ignorance does not exist.  There is never the talk of imprudence.  Brahman being alone,'
all these are naught, ever.

38. The tetrad of related adjuncts or the triad of connections are absent. Brahman being alone,
all these are naught, ever.

39.  Past and future do not exist, at all.  Indeed, the present is completely absent. Brahman being alone,
all these are naught, ever.

40.  Ganga, Gaya, the 'Sethu Bandhana' Rameswaram and the rituals thereof; or other things do not
exist.  Brahman being alone, all these are naught, ever.

41.There is no earth, no water, no fire, no air, no space anywhere.  Brahman being alone, all these
are naught, ever.

42. There is none of the celestial beings, no guardians of directions,  no father and no Guru anywhere.
Brahman being alone, all these are naught, ever.

43. There is no far and near, no terminus, no middle, not any position whatsoever.  There is no unity,
no duality, truth or untruth here.  Brahman being alone, all these are naught, ever.

44.  There is no liberation; there is no bondage.  There is no need for declaration.  Neither are there
'somewhere', 'something', 'real and unreal'  and 'pleasures' and such.


Arunachala Siva.                     


373. One self shining Consciousness, independent of all else, which is the Real Self, is alone real.
There is no other consciousness. Therefore, this soul is not consciousness.

374.  But the soul is taken as being conscious, due to the admixture of the consciousness of the Real
Self.  Therefore Vedantis call this unreal soul as the illusory consciousness.

375. Just as someone, coming uninvited at a marriage, claiming to be a comrade of the bridegroom,
obtains honorable reception from the bride's family, so this soul is accepted at its face value by the

376. The pretended bride groom's comrade runs away of his own accord as soon as an inquiry
is started by the bride's party, questioning 'Who is he? Whence did he come?'  In the same way,
this soul flees of his own accord when an inquiry is made as to who he is, or whence he has come.

377.  This soul has really no form of his own, like a ghost haunting a house, this body;  therefore
(our) Guru says that he is just a ghost appointed to guard the body.

378.  Bhagavan Sri Ramana, our Guru, makes clear the unreality of this soul, saying that when the
Supreme State is won by the Quest of the Self there is no form of this soul found surviving.

379.  The first thought of the mind is this ego sense;  from him arise all other thoughts.  Hence
this soul is itself mind, the subtle body, the world, worldly life, bondage  -- nothing else.

380. Both bondage and the bound are only this soul;  there is no other who can be said to be
bound.  The Real Self is Ever Free and the Sole Reality.  How can it be said that He became bound?

381.  As soon as this one named 'I' is born, there is born also along with him the whole world;  when
he becomes latent, the world also vanishes.  Hence the world is said to be his form.


Arunachala Siva.                         

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:51:20 AM »
Verse 246:

களித்தனர் புண்ணியக் கரக வாசநீர்
தெளித்தனர் பொரிகளும் மலருஞ் சிந்தினர்
துளித்தனர் கண்மழை சுருதி யாயிரம்
அளித்தவர் கோயிலுள் அவர்முன் பெய்தினார்.

Delighted, they sprinkled the holy and fragrant water
From their kamandalas; they scattered flowers
And puffed rice; their eyes were with tears suffused;
Thus they fared forth to the temple of the Lord,
The Grantor of a thousand Vedas,
Leading the divine child.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:49:00 AM »
Verse 245:

மாமறை யாளர்வண் புகலிப் பிள்ளையார்
தாம்எழுந் தருளிடத் தங்கள் பிள்ளையார்
காமரும் பதியில்வந் தருளக் கண்டன
ராமகிழ் வுடன்பணிந் தாடி ஆர்த்தனர்.

The great Brahmins adored him; danced for joy
And made jubilant uproar deeming the arrival
Of the godly child of munificent Pukali
To be the second-coming of their Chandesa--
The divine child--, to their lovely town.   

Arunchala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:46:18 AM »
Verse 244:

ஞானசம் பந்தரும் நாய னார்சடைத்
தூநறுந் தொடையல்முன் சூட்டும் பிள்ளையார்
பான்மையில் வரும்பதி என்று நித்தில
யானமுன் இழிந்தெதிர் இறைஞ்சி எய்தினார்.

Jnaana Sambandhar knew the town to be the place
Of the avatar of the divine child Chandesa
Who was privileged to wear on his crown the garland
Of Konrai worn by the Lord on His matted hair;
So he stepped out of the pearly palanquin,
Adored the adoring Brahmins and moved on.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:43:10 AM »
Verse  243:

திருமலி புகலிமன் சேரச் சேய்ஞலூர்
அருமறை யவர்பதி அலங்க ரித்துமுன்
பெருமறை யொடுமுழ வொலிபி றங்கவே
வருமுறை எதிர்கொள வந்து முந்தினார்.

செல்வம் மிக்க சீகாழிப் பதியின் தலைவர் இங்ஙனம் எழுந்தருள, சேய்ஞலூரில் வாழ்கின்ற அந்தணர்கள், தம் பதியை அணிசெய்து, முன்பாக மறை முழக்கத்துடன் மங்கல முழவுகளின் ஒலிகளும் விளங்க முறைமை வழாது பிள்ளையாரை எதிர்கொள்ளும் பொருட்டு வந்தனர்.

(Translation not available.)

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:40:53 AM »
Verse 242:

அத்திருப் பதிபணிந் தகன்று போய்அனல்
கைத்தலத் தவர்பதி பிறவுங் கைதொழு
முத்தமிழ் விரகராம் முதல்வர் நண்ணினார்
செய்த்தலைப் பணிலமுத்து ஈனுஞ் சேய்ஞலூர்.

He adored at the divine shrine and moved on,
Hailing the many shrines of the Lord
Who sports the fire in His hand; he, the Master
Of the threefold Tamizh then arrived at Seignaloor
In whose fields chanks breed pearls.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:38:22 AM »
Verse 241:

புறம்பயத் திறைவரை வணங்கிப் போற்றிசெய்
திறம்புரி நீர்மையிற் பதிகச் செந்தமிழ்
நிறம்பயி லிசையுடன் பாடி நீடிய
அறந்தரு கொள்கையார் அமர்ந்து மேவினார்.

He adored the Lord of Tiru-p-Purampayam
In a decade of divine Tamizh surcharged
With Neermai wrought of Tiram; his Isai
Was laden with Niram; the godly child,
The Conferrer of pious Dharma sojourned there.

Arunachala Siva.   

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:35:21 AM »
Verse  240:

விசயமங் கையினிடம் அகன்று மெய்யர்தாள்
அசைவில்வை காவினில் அணைந்து பாடிப்போந்
திசைவளர் ஞானசம் பந்தர் எய்தினார்
திசையுடை ஆடையர் திருப்பு றம்பயம்.

He left Vijayamangkai and reached
The ever-during Vaikaa and hymned
The feet of Him who is TRUTH; thence, Jnaana Sambandar,
The fosterer of music, came to Tiru-p-Purampayam
Whose Lord has for His clothing the very directions.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:32:12 AM »
Verse 239:

அந்தணர் விசயமங் கையினில் அங்கணர்
தந்தனி ஆலயஞ் சூழ்ந்து தாழ்ந்துமுன்
வந்தனை செய்துகோ தனத்தை மன்னிய
செந்தமிழ் மாலையிற் சிறப்பித் தேத்தினார்.

He made the sacred circuit of the Merciful One's shrine
At Vijayamangkai where Brahmins abode,
And bowed; he came before the Lord and hailed Him
In his ever-during garland of Tamizh chaste;
In that decade he praised the worship
Thither offered by the kine and Kaamadenu.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:30:16 AM »
Verse  238:

பாவின திசைவழி பாடி அங்ககன்
றியாவருந் தொழுதுட னேத்த எய்தினார்
மூவுல குய்யநஞ் சுண்ட மூர்த்தியார்
மேவிய பெருந்திரு விசய மங்கையில்.

Having sung the harmonious numbers, he left
The shrine for the greatly divine Vijayamangkai--
The abode of the Lord who ate the poison
That the three worlds might flourish redeemed--,
To hail it, with all the devotees.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:27:41 AM »
Verse  237:

மண்ணினிற் பொலிகுல மலையர் தாந்தொழு
தெண்ணில்சீர்ப் பணிகள்செய் தேத்துந் தன்மையில்
நண்ணிய வகைசிறப் பித்து நாதரைப்
பண்ணினில் திகழ்திருப் பதிகம் பாடினார்.

In his divine decade of glorious music
He hailed the Lord and also celebrated
The numberless and glorious services
Rendered to the Lord by the Malayala-Brahmins
Who shone resplendent on earth, adoring the Lord
And dedicating themselves to Him.   

Arunachala Siva.


Desur Akhilandamma writes in her reminiscences:

I do not anything on what I should ask Bhagavan Ramana. I have no capacity even ask Him
any questions.  I was simply going everyday giving some food and greens to Mother Azhagamma
and prostrating to Bhagavan Ramana. 

One day Bhagavan Ramana was sitting after the monthly tonsure and was sitting alone before a bath.
I went and prostrated to Him and submitted to Him:  "Bhagavan!  You should tell something to me
and grace me."  Bhagavan gazed at me and asked: "What should I tell you?  I grew nervous and
there was horripilation on my body.

I kept quiet in fear and anxiety.  Bhagavan understood my predicament and He knows my mind. 
He then said graciously:

"Do not leave your Self."  For sometime, I did not understand anything of these words. 
I did not also know how to practice this "Do not leave your Self."  There was however a lot
of satisfaction and the words were coming back in my mind again and again.  There was
total Peace in me.

Bhagavan remained there seated for quite sometime.  Perhaps, He showed me how to practice
"Do not leave your Self."  I do not know the Vedantic import of these words.  But these words were
enough for me.  After some pause, I told Bhagavan: " Bhagavan! Hot water is ready."  Bhagavan
then left for bathing.

When Desika says:  Be still.
I stood still, drowned in the flood of bliss.

              -  Sri Sadhu Om.

(Source:  Sri Ramana Mathuraanubhavam, Desur Akhilandamma.)

Arunachala Siva.


Once, the secretary of the Governor of Pondicherry came with his staff to have darshan of
Bhagavan Ramana.  He had brought a large paper with a lot of questions for clarification.
He submitted the paper to Bhagavan Ramana. The questions were in French and
were quite complicated.  Bhagavan Ramana asked me (Balarama Reddiar) to translate them
and tell Him.  I myself found it difficult to translate even though I know French.

Bhagavan Ramana, looked at me and understood my predicament. He then said:  "Alright,
give me the substance, and that will do."

Then with hesitation, I told Bhagavan Ramana about the import of the questions and added
that the gentleman wants the answers not merely in words but also as EXPERIENTIAL.

Bhagavan after a second, gazed at the questioner.  About thirty seconds passed. 

The gentleman started shivering and shaking and his eyes were shedding tears copiously.
He then said in a nervous tone:

"Bhagavan!  Not now.  Not now."


Making the jackals into horses
You made all magic
And turned the entire Madurai,
of the King of South, go in frenzy.
O the Lord of Tiruperundurai!
O the Rare Substance, the remover of sins.
O the floods of Pandya country.
O the Effulgence, rare to witness!
I do not know what to do.

   - Ananda Maalai - The Garland of Bliss.  Verse 7.
      Tiruvachakam, Manikkavachagar.

(Source:  Sri Ramana Mathuraanubhavam, Nidimusali Balarama

Arunachala Siva.

Our soul is this 'first person' or being of light in the heart.  This is what gives us individuality,
character, vitality and creativity.  The fire person within us reflects the Cosmic Person of pure light
in the Sun and stars.

The human being, therefore, is a link creature between the animal and the god or cosmic being.
It is the creature in whom the evolutionary fire is meant to come forth and connect  itself with the
universal light.  Our inner imperative is to become one with the entire universe.  We are not meant
to rule over the world from the outside.  Our task is to embrace the creation from within, according to
the supreme power of love that is its true motivating force.

Yet we must remember that this special evolutionary position is not so much a privilege as a duty .
To honor it, we must sacrifice or personal desires to the greater universal will.  We must recognize
the Cosmic Person as our real being and view all creatures as portions of our greater selves. This means
to go beyond any mere bodily or mental definitions of self.

The Great Equation Revisited:

We can extend our original equation of light and consciousness:

Light = Perception = Consciousness = Human Being = Soul = Cosmic Person.

The human being is meant to be a being of light.  Our human head is like the Sun projecting the
light of consciousness through its openings of the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Our human heart ism
like an inner Sun projecting the light blood of life throughout the veins and arteries of our bodies.
Our true humanity is found not in the body, in our genes or in our social behavior but in the light of
our soul that can feel oneness with all.  Once we are liberated from a merely outward sense of self,
our awareness will be as free and radiant as the Sun in the sky.


Arunachala Siva.   

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